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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court, London
Award-winning play salt. transfers to Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in London for a strictly limited season.

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Selina Thompson's critically acclaimed play salt. is set to run at the Jerwood Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre for a strictly limited run. The piece has won three awards, including The Stage Edinburgh Award, the Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, Innovation and Playing with Form, and the Filipa Braganca Award for Best Female Solo Performance.

What is the Royal Court's salt. play about?

It's a long, hard road to the seabed of the Atlantic.

It's winter 2016. Two artists embarked on a cargo ship to plot the routes of Transatlantic Slave Triangle from the UK to Ghana then to Jamaica and back. Their questions, memories, and grief led them to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and into a magical realm of an imaginary. It was a long trip to the past in order to move into the future. This play is what the two explorers brought back.

We all think we are on a journey and that life itself is a journey. But we are home from the very beginning and it's not an easy concept to grasp.

About Selina Thompson and her work salt.

salt. is the latest piece in Selina Thompson's oeuvre that explores Black British identity and themes of afropressism (afro oppression), grief, homesickness, the Black Atlantic, the forgotten history of British colonialism, and how all of this affects the lives of Caribbean nations still to this day. Thompson's prior work for the Royal Court Theatre includes Chewing the Fat for Beyond the Court. Dawn Walton returns to the Royal Court to direct salt. following Black Men Walking earlier this year.

Meet the playwright of salt. Selina Thompson for a Post-Show Talk

Book your London theatre tickets for the salt. play for the performance on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 and receive free admission to The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk following that evening's performance where you will get the chance to see the play's writer Selina Thompson in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. The post-show talk is a one-off event for 21 May only and is subject to high ticket demand. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Additional Information

Performance dates

14 May - 1 June 2019

Special notes

The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk takes place on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 and features playwright Selina Thompson in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Venue Information

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal CourtSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS